Two Monsters by David McKee
  

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Delightfully witty, Two Monsters is a classic picture book with a strong message about understanding other people’s point of view. The Two Monsters live on different sides of the mountain and so see the world from different angles. Communicating through a hole in the mass that lies between them, the Two Monsters argue about what they can see and exchange insults. “You’re just a stupid old wind-filled prune!” one yells at the other bringing the quick response, “And you’re a bandy-legged, soggy cornflake!” But as the argument escalates into rock throwing, the Two Monsters bring the mountain down and find that they actually like each other’s company…

Synopsis

Two Monsters by David McKee

Two monsters live on either side of a huge mountain and talk to each other through a hole in the middle. But when the sun sets one evening an argument starts that eventually brings the mountain down. This is a story about friendship and understanding others' points of view.

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A great, fun, easy read that will have everyone giggling and, hopefully, learning to respect and consider other viewpoints alongside their own. Early Years Educator

About the Author

David McKee

David McKee was born in Devon and studied at Plymouth Art College. In the early part of his career, McKee regularly drew and sold humorous drawings to magazines and newspapers such as The Times Educational Supplement, Punch and the Reader’s Digest. David McKee has writen and illustrated over 50 picture books for Andersen Press and has penned a number of children’s classics including King Rollo, Mr Benn, Not Now Bernard and Elmer the Patchwork Elephant. David McKee loves to paint and now lives in the South of France but regularly visits London.

One of the World Book Day 2015 Authors David McKee is one of the best known illustrators of picture books, having created acknowledged modern classics such as Not Now, Bernard, Elmer the Patchwork Elephant, and Mr Benn, Gladiator. His books are published in many languages throughout the world, and many of them have been adapted for television. He was born in Devon and now divides his time between the South of France and London.

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Format

Paperback

Author

David McKee
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Author's Website

www.andersenpress.co.uk/elm...

Publisher

Random House Children's Books

Publication date

2nd October 1997

ISBN

9780099220121

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